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Are societies or institutions for the cultivation and promotion of literature, the arts or science, or of some particular branch of science such as medicine, for example, the Académie de ...
Alexandre Cabanel

Alexandre Cabanel  

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(b Montpellier, 28 Sept. 1823; d Paris, 23 Jan. 1889).French painter. The winner of the Prix de Rome in 1845, he ranked with Bouguereau as one of the most ...
Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps

Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps  

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(b Paris, 3 May 1803; d Fontainebleau, 22 Aug. 1860).French painter and printmaker. Decamps was one of the first and most successful specialists in Orientalism. He first exhibited an ...
Antoine-Louis Barye

Antoine-Louis Barye  

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(b Paris, 24 Sept. 1796; d Paris, 25 June 1875).French sculptor, painter, and printmaker. Barye was the most famous animal sculptor of the 19th century and was largely responsible for making the ...
Aristide Maillol

Aristide Maillol  

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(b Banyuls-sur-Mer, 8 Dec. 1861; d Banyuls-sur-Mer, 24 Sept. 1944).French sculptor, painter, illustrator, and tapestry designer. His early career was spent mainly as a tapestry designer, but he also ...
Ary Scheffer

Ary Scheffer  

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(b Dordrecht, 10 Feb. 1795; d Argenteuil, 15 June 1858).Dutch-born painter and lithographer who spent virtually all his career in Paris and became a French citizen in 1850. His work was immensely ...
Assyrian Revival

Assyrian Revival  

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A style of the second half of the 19th century and early 20th which was inspired by Assyrian works of art, most specifically sculpture, of the 9th to 7th centuries bc. These had been brought to ...
Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin  

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(b Paris, 12 Nov. 1840; d Meudon, nr. Paris, 17 Nov. 1917).French sculptor and draughtsman, one of the greatest and most influential European artists of his period. He was ...
Barbizon School

Barbizon School  

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An informal group of French landscape painters, active from the 1830s to about 1870, who took their name from a small village on the outskirts of the Forest of Fontainebleau, where they worked and ...
Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot  

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(b Bourges, 14 Jan. 1841; d Paris, 2 Mar. 1895).French painter and printmaker, a central figure of the Impressionist group. The daughter of a high-ranking civil servant and the ...
Camille Corot

Camille Corot  

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(b Paris, 17 July 1796; d Paris, 22 Feb. 1875).French painter, mainly of landscapes. His father was a textile merchant and his mother a fashionable dressmaker, and he was expected to follow them into ...
Charles-François Daubigny

Charles-François Daubigny  

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(b Paris, 15 Feb. 1817; d Paris, 19 Feb. 1878).French landscape painter, one of the earliest exponents of plein-air painting in France. He came from a family of artists and was taught initially by ...
Charles-Nicolas Cochin

Charles-Nicolas Cochin  

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(1715–90).French designer and engraver of vignettes, frontispieces, and decorations for books. Among many other works he designed the frontispiece for Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie and was ...
Claude Monet

Claude Monet  

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(1840–1926)French Impressionist painter. He is regarded as the archetypal Impressionist in that his devotion to the ideals of the movement was unwavering throughout his long career, and it is fitting ...
de Saint-Aubin

de Saint-Aubin  

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Family name of four French brothers, draughtsmen, engravers, and designers in the Rococo manner. The eldest, Charles-Germain (1721–86), worked on embroidery designs, wrote a treatise on embroidery, ...
Denis Diderot

Denis Diderot  

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(1713–84),French philosopher and man of letters; a leading member of the Enlightenment, and from 1746 editor of the Encyclopédie. His works demonstrated close links with English literature: he ...
Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas  

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(1834–1917)French painter, graphic artist, and sculptor, one of the outstanding figures of Impressionism. He exhibited at seven out of the eight Impressionist exhibitions, but he stood somewhat aloof ...
Édouard Manet

Édouard Manet  

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(b Paris, 23 Jan. 1832; d Paris, 30 Apr. 1883).French painter and printmaker, one of the giants of 19th-century art. He was the son of a senior civil servant in the Ministry of Justice and inherited ...
Eugène Delacroix

Eugène Delacroix  

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(b Charenton-St-Maurice, nr. Paris, 26 Apr. 1798; d Paris, 13 Aug. 1863).French painter, draughtsman, and lithographer. He was one of the towering figures of the Romantic movement and one of the last ...
Eugène Fromentin

Eugène Fromentin  

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(b La Rochelle, 24 Oct. 1820; d Saint-Maurice, nr. La Rochelle, 27 Aug. 1876).French painter and writer. As a painter he was a specialist in Orientalism (he visited North ...

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